Students of city school pool in Rs 20 lakh for drought-hit people
Jolted by the plight of drought-hit people in the state’s Marathwada region, students of Cathedral & John Connon School decided to pool in some money to provide those suffering some relief. And the kids ended up collecting Rs 20 lakh for the cause.
According to Meera Isaacs, the school principal, “It was a presentation on the drought in Marathwada by a former student, who is a media professional, which brought home the scale of the crisis. The students, moved by scenes of parched lands, abandoned children, some younger than them, raised funds.”
“They also pooled in money set aside for sports and social events and even raised funds by selling T-shirts,” she said while speaking to the PTI.
The students handed over Rs 15 lakh to Naam Foundation, led by actors Nana Patekar and Makrand Anaspure, and the remaining Rs 5 lakh was given by the school board for the education of children in the drought-affected areas.
During Uttarakhand tragedy, the students of this school had collected Rs 45 lakh and at the time of Kashmir floods they raised Rs 22 lakh.